Environmental Law Program

ELP Presents the 2013-2014 National Environmental Law Moot Court Team

2013-2014 NELMC Team PicELP is excited to present our 2013-2014 National Environmental Law Moot Court (NELMC) Team! Joanna Ziegler (’15) is the returning NELMC team assistant and is joined by Mari Feiteira (’14), Lida Duke Angier (’15), and team assistant Derek Brow (’16) who will bailiff and assist coordinate moot court practices. Good luck to the three NELMC team members/oralists as they are hard at work on their appellate briefs and will begin preparing for oral arguments over the winter break…all for the 2014 NELMC competition at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York. Check out below for a bio about each NELMC team member and team assistant!

Joanna Zeigler (’15): Team member/oralist (returning NELMC team assistant)
I am originally from California and moved to Hawai‘i to do forest
restoration on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. I received a degree in
Environmental Science from Humboldt State University. Currently, I am
the co-director of the Environmental Law Society, a staff writer on
Law Review, and working towards receiving the Environmental Law
Certificate. In my free time I enjoy hiking, going to the beach, and
taking my dog for a run.

Mari Feiteira (’14): Team member/oralist
I was born and raised in Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i and received my Bachelor’s
degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. I
am the current President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and
also actively involved in Phi Delta Phi, the Environmental Law
Society, Advocates for Public Interest Law, Lambda Law Society and
Ete. When I have free time, I like to figure skate, hike, hang out
with family and friends, and go to the beach.

Lida Duke Angier (’15): Team member/oralist
I’m originally from Chicago and moved to Hawai‘i to go to UH Mānoa.
Here, I obtained my Bachelors degrees in Political Science and
Philosophy with a focus on Law and Society and Social Philosophy. I
am currently on the board for Law for Youth Empowerment, am a member
of APIL and PALSO, and am interning at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
In my free time I like to sail and hike, and I try to stay involved in
volunteer work.

Derek Brow (’16): team assistant
I was Born and raised in Hong Kong. Graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2009, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Economics and a Minor in Chinese. Lived in Beijing for two years, where Derek attained a Master’s (LL.M.) Degree in Chinese Civil and Commercial Law and interned for a Chinese environmental law firm.

Pictured left to right: Mari Feiteira (’14), Joanna Ziegler (’15), Lida Duke Angier (’15), and NELMC team assistant Derek Brow (’16)

To help raise funds to send the NELMC team to the national competition in New York, please click this link to donate to the Environmental Law Program! http://blog.hawaii.edu/elp/about/support-elp/